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Eyescream
06-12-2010, 14:39
At the gun show today.

http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4026/4693433295_56fc8f3078.jpg

I almost swallowed my tongue when I saw it.

Quack
06-12-2010, 14:41
:shocked::faint:

is that in Kalifornia?

Don Glock
06-12-2010, 14:49
:wow::wow:

glock2740
06-12-2010, 14:53
That's why I quit going to gun shows. I've seen way too many tags like that to waste my time. I'm not a haggler and just don't play those games.

tomgow29
06-12-2010, 14:57
I went to my first show (Washington Arms Collectors) in almost a year last weekend. I found a used, stainless Springfield Mil Spec with aftermarket grips sitting on one vendors table.

PRICE TAG

$1050.00

I almost wish I had not spent the $35.00 to renew my membership.

volsbear
06-12-2010, 15:01
What the hell? You can get a brand new Stainless Loaded for $900. Hell you can get a Champion Operator for a little over a grand.

Quack
06-12-2010, 15:04
What the hell? You can get a brand new Stainless Loaded for $900. Hell you can get a Champion Operator for a little over a grand.

ouch, Champion Operator's out here are $850-$900

MADBMW
06-12-2010, 15:07
I hate it when gun dealers do this. They can't support any kind of volume, and try to make a large profit on the guns they have in inventory. My father in law, who decided to buy his first handgun (retired military but never personally owned a gun) bought a Springfield Mil-Spec from a smaller dealer in his home town (yes California) and paid $1,000!!!!!!!!! He was very upset when I told him the actual value and informed him that I could have picked one up for him in the $600 range. Face facts, some gun dealers suck and will do all they can to pry extra money out of folks who don't know better.

glock2740
06-12-2010, 15:11
I went to my first show (Washington Arms Collectors) in almost a year last weekend. I found a used, stainless Springfield Mil Spec with aftermarket grips sitting on one vendors table.

PRICE TAG

$1050.00

I almost wish I had not spent the $35.00 to renew my membership.
That's exactly the type of crap I'm talking about.

dakrat
06-12-2010, 15:18
nowadays, gun show means... haul your store inventories to the show. I quit going to gun shows long time ago.

Eyescream
06-12-2010, 15:27
:shocked::faint:

is that in Kalifornia?

Nosir. East Tennessee.

The funny thing is that, at the next booth, there was a Delta Elite for I think $950. Wish I had the money.

RMTactical
06-12-2010, 18:59
Craziness!!

bac1023
06-12-2010, 19:02
That's nuts. :shocked:

CMG
06-12-2010, 19:03
Price-gougers are everywhere, in both brick&mortar stores as well as gun-shows.

Fair prices, even bargains, can be found in both as well, but sometimes it takes some effort to find them! :supergrin:

Jason D
06-12-2010, 19:28
What the hell? You can get a brand new Stainless Loaded for $900. Hell you can get a Champion Operator for a little over a grand.

I paid 699.00 for mine NIB.

I've voiced this thought before, but I wonder if the prices for some of the name brand guns aren't being driven up because of the influx of cheap affordable guns made in the Philippines.

The people who don't want a one of those, might pay through the nose for a name brand gun.

paul45
06-12-2010, 19:29
Careful....somebody is gonna come on here and give you all a economics 101 lesson....:upeyes::upeyes::upeyes::whistling:

Jason D
06-12-2010, 19:33
Careful....somebody is gonna come on here and give you all a economics 101 lesson....:upeyes::upeyes::upeyes::whistling:

We are all well aware of the good old supply and demand, but that doesn't explain the insane price of the Milspec.

RonS
06-12-2010, 19:52
P.T. Barnum 59, 58, 57, 56. . .

John Brown
06-12-2010, 20:15
It's called "SMOKIN' CRACK" pricing !!

Thats Ok, a Python just sold locally for 2K and it wasn't anything special. Just a Python.

brisk21
06-12-2010, 20:38
Key words: GUN SHOW.

What a joke these things have become.

okie
06-12-2010, 20:43
Someones smokin dope:shocked::faint:

keninnavarre
06-12-2010, 21:33
I guess where the tag says "choke" its meant literally....

jethro21
06-12-2010, 23:54
I have been seeing this in a lot of stores lately, and on the internet.

Not 1911 related but...saw the absolute worst on backpage this morning. Guy selling a WASR10 ak47 with bayonet, sheath, 2 mags and cleaning kit for, get this, $1125!!! Description said rare eastern european military ak, Century arms import, hard to find and get it before the price goes up...I nearly vomited

Goldendog Redux
06-13-2010, 00:09
How was the beef jerky priced? Did you pick up a sweet nylon universal shoulder rig?

HAIL CAESAR
06-13-2010, 00:25
Careful....somebody is gonna come on here and give you all a economics 101 lesson....:upeyes::upeyes::upeyes::whistling:

Yeah, where are those stooges????

Black Cloud
06-13-2010, 01:42
P.T. Barnum 59, 58, 57, 56. . .

Exactly

Eyescream
06-13-2010, 09:36
How was the beef jerky priced? Did you pick up a sweet nylon universal shoulder rig?

The beef jerky was the only reasonably priced thing there; and there were scads of sweet universal nylon holsters, but I decided I would rather have holsters that work, so I'm sticking with my leather holsters. lol

CharlestonG26
06-13-2010, 09:49
While I've seen some rather optimistic prices at gun shows, I've also found some very good deals on both new and used firearms. In fact, the gun show prices in my area are usually much better than those of the local gun shops.

betyourlife
06-13-2010, 09:51
I'm totally for it. Let these imbeciles price themselves out of the market. Then they will get a clue.

Less and less people are going to these shows due to the ridiculous pricing.

CharlestonG26
06-13-2010, 10:03
I'm totally for it. Let these imbeciles price themselves out of the market. Then they will get a clue.

Less and less people are going to these shows due to the ridiculous pricing.

The last day of a show that has had light traffic is the time to negotiate prices. Like I said in a previous post, there are good deals for those who know firearms and how to negotiate.

samuse
06-13-2010, 12:12
Wow. I had one about 2 years ago that was brand new from Springfield with an N serial number and I sat on it for 3 months before I finally got $550 for it. I bet he'll have that one 'til it's an antique!

Eyescream
06-13-2010, 12:22
While I've seen some rather optimistic prices at gun shows, I've also found some very good deals on both new and used firearms. In fact, the gun show prices in my area are usually much better than those of the local gun shops.

There were a couple good deals, but I just took pictures of the stuff that made me rofl. Nobody cares about pretty good deals, but everybody loves optimistic silliness as it relates to pricing yourself out of a market.

Wow. I had one about 2 years ago that was brand new from Springfield with an N serial number and I sat on it for 3 months before I finally got $550 for it. I bet he'll have that one 'til it's an antique!

If you priced one at $550 around here now you'd have people beating your door down. Average price here now is $599 to $650 or so.

CaptCave
06-13-2010, 12:59
Saw a stainless Milspec today for 779

Saw an Armory Coat TRP for 1779, but they were offering 15% off LOL. Everything on that table was MSRP

Saw an Kimber Ultra Carry for 1050 or something close to that.

Glocks at 650

Wasr Underfolders for 600

Crazy stuff

Only thing I even thought about was a GSG 1911 for 325